|Title||Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Flies Delta|
|Collection||Delta Air Lines Audiovisual: Photographs|
|Object Name||Photograph, Black-and-White|
Digital image, TIF format. File name: dl_MLKing_nyc_1965-08.tif
Snapshot photograph of civil rights activist and future Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a Delta passenger. Shown in a passenger boarding bridge, or "jetway," at New York-JFK in August 1965 (left to right): Delta Stewardess Merry Kay "Sam" Forrest, Rev. Lee, Stewardess Linda Tomlin, Dr. King and Stewardess Judi Oswald.
The original 3.25" x 3.25" snapshot is owned by Merry Kay "Sam" Forrest, a retired Delta flight attendant, who loaned it to the Delta Flight Museum for scanning in October 2011.
In 1965, Sam was a new flight attendant, who had recently joined Delta in late 1964. Sam says, “I knew Dr. King was an important man, and therefore, I wanted a picture with him to capture that time.” She was based in New Orleans then, but most of the flights she worked stopped in Atlanta, so she believes Dr. King had probably just flown from his home in Atlanta to New York City.
King, Jr., Martin Luther, 1929-1968
Delta Air Lines
New York, Ny.--Airport--Kennedy (JFK)
New York, Ny.
|Credit line||Gift of Merry Kay "Sam" Forrest|
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